Financial Aid

Academic Scholarships

Henderson State University offers a wide variety of academic scholarships for incoming and transfer students. The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application. To be considered, students must be admitted to the university. This includes submitting an application for admission, official ACT/SAT scores, and an official transcript. The academic scholarship priority deadline is March 1, 2021.

To be considered for an academic scholarship, you must submit your entire application packet (application, scores, transcript) prior to March 1 to the Admissions Office.

Distinguished Freshman Scholarship

$11,000 per year

  • 3.5 or higher high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 29 or higher
  • Students must live in campus housing.
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Presidential Scholarship

$8,000 per year 

  • 3.5 or higher high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 26-28
  • Students must live in campus housing.
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Eternal Holly Scholarship

$6,500 per year

  • 3.25 to3.49 high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 26 or higher
  • Students must live in campus housing.
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Centurium Scholarship

$5,000 per year

  • 3.25 or higher high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 23-25
  • Students must live in campus housing.
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Living Fountain Scholarship

$4,500 per year

  • 3.00 to 3.24 high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 23 or higher
  • Students must live in campus housing.
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Red and Gray Scholarship

$3,000 per year

  • 3.00 or higher high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 20-22
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Pine Tree Scholarship

$2,500 per year

  • 2.75 to 2.99 high school cumulative GPA
  • ACT 20 or higher
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Reddie Spirit Scholarship

Scholarship Application
Only admitted students will be evaluated

$2,500 per year

  • ACT 16-19
  • 3.5 to 4.0 high school cumulative GPA
  • Be admitted to Henderson State University
  • Provide two letters of recommendation

    Limited to 10 recipients. Students that qualify for an alternate academic scholarship will not be eligible for the Reddie Spirit Scholarship.

Transfer Scholarships

  • Available to qualified students transferring from community colleges and four-year institutions.
  • Students seeking fall term entry must be admitted prior to June 1st.
  • Students seeking spring term entry must be admitted prior to November 1st.

Tier 1: $4,500

  • 3.5 or higher GPA
  • 12 or more transferable hours
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Tier 2: $4,000

  • 3.0 to 3.49 GPA
  • 12 or more transferable hours
  • To renew scholarship you must have completed 30 hours and maintained a cumulative 2.75 GPA at the end of each academic year

Academic scholarship recipients must enroll in 15 hours each fall and spring term.  At the end of each spring term, recipients must have completed a minimum of 30 hours and meet the scholarship’s cumulative grade point average requirement. Concurrent enrollment on another campus cannot be used to meet this requirement and will not be covered by the scholarship. Incompletes (I) posted on transcripts are not considered as completed hours.